As the weather warms up, we have been been bringing cultural organizing to neighborhoods nationwide - from the Midwest to the Deep South to the Northeast to the West Coast. Take a look at what’s happening on the inside at the League of Young Voters this summer…
MILLENNIALS SHARE PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE THROUGH ART
Since launching our grassroots No Guns Allowed non-violence campaign (inspired by Snoop Lion’s “No Guns Allowed” song) Snoop Lion has joined the movement for peace. His involvement in the campaign was featured in more than 85 news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, BET, and Politico.
Check out the No Guns Allowed Tumblr page and join our community by sharing, supporting, and submitting personal stories through creative artwork pieces.
GO GREEN OR GO HOME!
On Earth Day, The League partnered with Green For All to showcase how young people of color are changing the game by reinventing the way we talk and think about revitalizing our hoods and the green movement. We invited inspiring young entrepreneurs to join Biko Baker for an interactive discussion on YoungVoter.
One of our guests had Twitter going crazy! DJ Cavem (aka The O.G. – The Organic Gardener) doesn’t only spin records, he raps about environmentally-conscious issues too. See what all the hype is about - watch his #EarthDayLive clip, which features a snippet from his record called, “Eco Twerk.”
THERE’S SOMETHING FISHY: THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF KENDRICK JOHNSON
It has been four months since 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson’s body was found rolled up in a wrestling mat at Lowndes County Highschool in Valdosta, GA. The Lowndes County sheriff and school officials are calling this an “unfortunate accident” and have reported that the student athlete fell in the mat and died after being stuck there for too long. However, local law enforcement officials have not commented on how Kendrick’s face became severely beaten from the alledged accident. Kendrick Johnson’s family is not accepting the autopsy results because they believed he was murdered. The Morning Status crew isn’t buying this story either.
Watch the full story on #MorningStatus here. Make sure you tune in to the #MorningStatus show every Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST.
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